How to gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia

Under challenging circumstances, the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art opts for a radical format and changes its structure: the biennale will be condensed into ten days. Artistic, discursive and reflective moments will shape the space. Located in the Pavilion No.1 of VDNKh, it is here that the Moscow Biennale will evolve, as a think tank in real time.

Biennale: Sept 22 - Oct 1, 2015
Documentary exhibition project: Oct 3 - Oct 11, 2015


Colson, Vaast

Born in Antwerp, BE
Based in Antwerp, BE

Vaast Colson belongs to a younger generation of Antwerp artists who clearly have no qualms asking those big questions which far too long languished in the oblivion of a decade ruled by heavy-handed irony – those that concern the transformative potential of art in contemporary society, as well as those that seek to define the role and status of the artist in this process of transformation. Questions of audience participation – the most basic of which would be: “what constitutes an art audience?” and an active interest in the mythomania that surrounds the notion of artisthood: when does one become an artist, and how does simple autobiography inform and shape artistic trajectories? resurface in Colson’s praxis.

Vaast Colson performs a short performance on every day of the biennale, preceding the keynote speeches, aiming to go back to a sense of connection with life.

Credits (c)image: M HKA